Education freedom advances

The Oregon State Senate recently advanced education freedom by eliminating mandatory testing of homeschool students, and House members will consid...

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Show us the leadership

With April Fool's Day just passed, Governor Kulongoski is poised to break his pledge to make Oregon state government live within its means. The Ap...

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Business of the City

The Mayor of Oregon's largest city delivered her annual State of the City address last Friday. The disconnect between her vision for economic deve...

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Great selection, low price; why discriminate against large stores?

The Sandy, Oregon, Planning Commission held a hearing last week on a proposal to ban large retail superstores. The Eugene City Council will be loo...

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Sell government assets for a "win/win" situation

Some assumptions concerning public policy are false. "If government doesn't do it, nobody will" is a particularly pernicious one. This assumption ...

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Legislature should reject TriMet tax request

TriMet, Portland's transit agency, is seeking authorization from the state legislature to raise the tax on workers that funds most of its general ...

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Remove mandates and health insurance will be more affordable

More Oregonians should be able to afford health insurance. To help achieve that goal legislators should repeal onerous mandates and regulations th...

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Don’t follow Portland school district’s lead

The recent deal between the city, county and school district and teachers' union restored 24 days to the school year, but it is not a model for ot...

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No plan(ners) required

A Portland newspaper editor recently implored in print, "We need a plan, people, soon." Why just one plan? In Portland, for example, some want ...

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Don’t adopt the "Daughter of 28"

Close on the heels of Measure 28's failure Portland and Multnomah County officials have started dreaming of more creative ways to tax people, rath...

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